Mud-nesting Wasp
S2: Spreading Mud
Adelaide Hills
Southern Paper Wasp
New Nest, Eggs, all open Cells
 
    
Ringed Mud-nesting Wasp (Paralastor sp ES2)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)
Family: Potter Wasp (Wasp: Vespidae)
Species: Ringed Mud-nesting Wasp (Paralastor sp ES2)

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
We asked Graham Brown if there was a way to separate out Paralastor wasps, and he indicated in almost all cases it wasn't visually possible at this stage. He's hoping, with luck, they'll be revisted next year. Fingers crossed!

Copyright © 2011- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 05-Mar-2011
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.